The Magic of Words

Trepidatiously tiptoeing between little kid and big boy,
You haven’t quite let go of Mickey Mouse
But you’ve fully embraced Captain America.

You absorb so many things so quickly.
Your mind swirls with activity
And I am grateful for the opportunity to watch.

The excitement in your eyes and voice when you talk about stars.
The furrowed brow as you take things in and begin to assemble all the pieces in your mind.
The wide-eyed, open-mouthed look of incredulity when the science experiment ended differently than you’d predicted.
These are things I hope I will always be able to recall (although I know all-too-well what time can do to all that is in our head).

You’ve been reading for a while, but lately you’ve really become absorbed in it.
I see your eyes scan each page and you barely even blink.
My heart flutters happily when I think about your fascination with words.

I hesitate to interrupt but we have to go.
You look up, startled.
And I am afraid that I have broken the magic.
But you climb into the car and share the magic with us.

~linked to just write~

3 Responses to The Magic of Words
  1. Kimberly
    March 27, 2012 | 11:11 am

    I don’t think you can break that kind of magic, I think it lingers inside you 🙂 Or in this case, your adorable son 🙂 Love love this.

  2. Susan
    March 27, 2012 | 11:52 am

    That’s fantastically written! We have learned to love that the magic of books can travel so well. (and we love that series at our house, too!)

  3. Jil
    March 28, 2012 | 12:39 am

    Isn’t it wonderful when they get lost with their imagination!! A child can go anywhere or do anything if they can read!! Great post!